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Sun Life Financial study finds nearly half of Canadians will be working past age 65
Jan. 30, 2009 - According to a new report released by Sun Life Financial, many Canadians now expect to work longer for positive reasons, such as remaining mentally active and enjoyment of career, but they are also concerned about their financial readiness for retirement.
Women plan to save more in 2009: study
Jan. 30, 2009 - As the current economic situation continues to take its toll on everyone's pocketbook, Canadian women have more incentive this year to take charge of their financial future.
Budget breakdown for small businesses
Jan. 28, 2009 - The federal government announced it’s 2009 budget yesterday. There were several initiatives announced that will affect small businesses. We’ve compiled the highlights.
Businesses cheer credit boost, tax cuts
Jan. 28, 2009 - Business groups applauded measures in the proposed federal budget to increase access to credit and cut taxes. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty pledged to make up to $200 billion in liquidity and financing available to Canadian businesses through a variety of government measures. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
CFIB reaction to federal budget 2009
Jan. 28 - 2009 - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) believes that federal budget announced yesterday will provide a certain stimulus to the economy but remains very concerned with the large deficits, and questions whether this level of spending is really necessary in the current economic context.
Federal budget offers a measure of hope for Canadian retailers: Retail Council of Canada
Jan. 28, 2009 - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is encouraged by a number of economic stimulus measures announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in yesterday's federal budget and welcomed the government's plans in response to the global recession.
Ontarians eager to help find homes for tree seedlings
Jan. 28, 2009 - Ontarians are enthusiastically stepping up to help the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources meet its goal to plant 50 million trees by 2020 - the largest single commitment to the United Nations Billion Tree Program.
Video becoming indispensable for e-retailers
Jan. 26, 2009 - Every retailer knows the importance of moving product, but online the idea may be taking on a whole new meaning. According to comScore, the number of online shoppers who watched retail videos grew 40% in a single year. Emarketer.com reports. | READ MORE
Why young people should opt for a retail career
Jan. 26, 2009 - According to new research in the U.S., over half of career advisors still see retail as a good sector for young people to work in. The survey reveals that, despite the recession, 51 per cent of career advisors considered retail to be a better place for young people to work in than five years ago, when the economy was booming. RetailWire.com reports. | READ MORE
Canadian Tire to end direct home delivery Jan. 29
Jan. 22, 2009 - Canadian Tire Corp. (TSX:CTC) said Monday it will stop delivering items ordered from its website after Jan. 29. After that, only gift cards ordered online will be delivered. CBCNews.ca reports. | READ MORE